Certified Pedorthic Practitioner
About Certified Pedorthic Practitioners
Since the foot can be the root of many foot related injuries and illness, it is important to wear the right kind of footwear. A certified pedorthic practitioner advises on the right kind of footwear that be comfortable and prevent the onset of any foot-related diseases.
- Provides specialized footwear for overall health of the feet.
- Provides a suitable type and material for footwear for various types of activities.
- Does custom modification to footwear to treat a specific problem.
- Limits the effects of many diseases like diabetes, stroke and arthritis.
- Improves the body’s balance and stability.
What Is a Certified Pedorthic Practitioners?
A certified pedorthic practitioner or pedorthist is a medical professional who specializes in the manufacture, design and modification of footwear, orthoses and supportive products in order to address problems which affect the lower limbs and feet.
In this manner, he or she can help treat painful conditions that cause foot anomalies or restrict the movement of the lower limb.
A pedorthist often works with a podiatrist, a physician who specializes in the treatment of foot related issues. The podiatrist recommends a pedorthist to the patient, giving the pedorthist information about the condition of the patient, so that the certified pedorthic practitioner can address the needs of the patient.
Apart from podiatrists, pedorthists also work with physical therapists and sports coaches.
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